PUNKADEMIC Orchestration Masterclass, Part 3: Lines & Doublings TUTORIAL
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It’s time to learn orchestration to give your music the power and the passion that it deserves.
Orchestration is the study of each instrument in the orchestra, how they work, how to write for them, and how each instrument collides with the others to make new sounds. Think of it like painting: The orchestra is your palette of colors. But you don’t want to just mix them all together. You need to understand some principles of mixing those colors together before you put your brush on canvas.
In this series of classes we are going to work on three things:
Instrumentation: Knowing how all of the instruments in the orchestra work, and how to write for them in an idiomatic way.
Composition: Using the orchestra to write powerful music. Learning how to blend the different sounds of the orchestra to make a new, unique, sound.
Synthestration: Using common production software (Ableton Live, FL Studio, Logic Pro, Pro Tools, Cubase, etc.) to create a realistic orchestra sound using sample libraries.
In this class, “Part 3: Lines and Doubling” we are going to focus on building out our orchestration using “doublings” and other techniques to make a rich, full, sound. We are going to focus on each instrument’s “envelope” to help us discover how to blend instruments to create the colors that we want out of our orchestra.
If you don’t know me, I’ve published a lot of classes here. Those classes have been really successful (top sellers, in fact!), and this has been one of the most requested classes that my students (over 1,000,000 of them) have asked for. I’m really excited to finally be able to bring this to you.
Here is a list of some of the topics we will cover:
- Setting up Orchestra Sample Libraries
- Using Professional music notation software
- Foreground, middle ground, and background orchestration
- Orchestration for color
- The 6 methods of doubling in a line
- Doubling for a thin and clean sound
- Doubling for warmth
- Doubling techniques for a powerful organ-like sound
- ADSR Envelopes in the orchestra
- Doubling for harmonic density
- Looking at the masters: Bach, B Minor Mass
- Looking at the masters: Tschaikovsky, Symphony No. 6
- Looking at the masters: Moussorgsky (Ravel), Pictures at an Exhibition
- And Much, Much, More